Bond 23 On Hold Due To MGM Sale

Unsurprisingly it seems that due to issues with MGM Studios’ impending sale, production on the 23rd James Bond film has been put on hold reports MI6.

Producer Michael G. Wilson tells Total Film Magazine that “our timeline’s a little up in the air what with the situation at MGM, so we have to be flexible. We just don’t know enough about the situation to comment, but we know it’s uncertain.”

The news comes not long after comments by writer Peter Morgan, who is working on the film’s script, indicated that a delay was inevitable. MGM expects the first takeover bids to be submitted within the next few weeks.

The concern here is a repetition of the legal mess back in 1989 which ended up putting the franchise on ice for six years before the Pierce Brosnan-led “Goldeneye” in 1995 revived the series both critically and commercially.